Church desecrated in Tamil Nadu, India

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A group of villagers belonging to Uralla tribe desecrated a church on August 4th 2008 in Gurathoamoor village, Krishnagiri district, Tamilnadu.

According to our sources, the church was under renovation when in the early part of Monday morning the radical elements unlawfully barged into the premises of the building and broke down the walls and the roof of the church. They were demanding that the church should be vacated so that they can use the land for their own purposes.

The land has been given to the Christian by the local gram panchayat to construct the church and was approved by the revenue office.

A complain has been registered but so far no action has been taken against the culprits.

EFI requests prayers for the safety of the Church and the christian community in the area.

Rev. Dr. Richard Howell
General Secretary
Evangelical Fellowship of India
New Delhi, India

Evangelical Fellowship of India (established 1951) is a charter member of World Evangelical Alliance, an accredited NGO with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations